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The 10 Best Cruises in Canada

The 10 Best Cruises in Canada

Ready to embark on a new adventure, eh? Well you’re in luck, ’cause we’ve sailed the cyber seas to bring you the absolute best of the best when it comes to cruising in Canada.

Whether you’re all about that luxurious, indulgent voyage or you’re a family seeking a getaway with fun for all ages, we got you covered with our list of the best cruises in Canada. Read on!

Viking Ocean Cruises

Website: www.vikingcruises.com 

Contact details: +1-888-488-0592

Price range: CAD $4,000 – $15,000 per person

You might ask, why is Viking Ocean Cruises considered the crème de la crème of Canadian cruises? 

Well, from the elegant staterooms to the world-class service and top-notch food and entertainment, Viking aims to ensure your journey is nothing short of a dream voyage. They excel at providing travellers with a laid-back, luxurious atmosphere where one can truly unwind.

If we’re talking about top-shelf all-inclusive packages, they take it a notch higher with complimentary meals (including in-room dining!), unlimited Wi-Fi, and access to their stunning Scandinavian spa.

Moreover, you shift from being a ‘tourist’ to a ‘traveller’ with their immersive experiences. With Viking, you get more time at the port, giving you ample time to delve into the local culture and landscape.

Local tip: Definitely enjoy the Northern Lights tour if you’re sailing during the colder months.

Seabourn Cruise

Website: https://www.seabourn.com/en_US/cruise-destinations/canada-new-england.html  

Contact details: 1-800-442-4448

Price range: CAD $6,000 – $20,000 per person

Seabourn is known for its intimate, elegant ships and outstanding service that makes you feel like cruise royalty. Their all-suite accommodations come with stunning ocean views, and there’s even a personal stewardess service.

Its cruises around Canada don’t just follow the mundane voyage route. They take you through the magnificent Saguenay Fjord and the quaint, French-speaking city of Quebec.

Now mix all these experiences with gourmet dining and world-class entertainment onboard, and you’ve got yourself a cruise line that is as Canadian as maple syrup.

Local tip: Don’t forget to participate in the Seabourn Conversations program to engage with explorers, scholars, and experts during your voyage!

Azamara

Website: www.azamara.com 

Contact details: +1-855-292-6272

Price range: CAD $3,000 – $15,000 per person

Azamara is perfect for those of you who want to spend longer hours at the ports and explore every nook and cranny. This cruise is dedicated to providing destination immersion experiences.

The cruise ship’s boutique-style feel makes it feel more like floating hotels, offering all the bells and whistles without overwhelming size. You’ve got plush accommodations, a plethora of dining options, and a range of enrichment activities and entertainment options.

But what makes Azamara really stand out is their focus on ‘well-being’. With onboard spas and wellness programs, you won’t have to abandon your fitness routine while you vacation!

Local tip: Sample the local ice wine when your ship docks in Ontario.

Disney Cruise Line (Caribbean)

Website: www.disneycruise.disney.go.com 

Contact details: +1-800-951-3532

Price range: CAD $2,000 – $8,000 per person

Now, when you think Disney, you think ‘family-friendly’, eh? And, hey, they absolutely nail it. From meet-and-greets with beloved Disney characters to Broadway-style shows and themed deck parties, there’s always an avalanche of fun for the kids.

But don’t fret, adults; Disney thinks about you too! There are a plethora of adult-exclusive spots onboard, like lounges, restaurants, and even a secluded adult-only pool.

The seamless blend of ‘fun for all’ entertainment and top-tier services makes Disney Cruise a real winner. 

Plus, their thematic touches, such as Mickey-shaped waffles and fireworks at sea (the first and only cruise line to do that!), make every voyage a magical experience.

Local tip: Make the most of onboard character experiences; they’re one of a kind.

Virgin Voyages (Caribbean)

Website:  www.virginvoyages.com 

Contact details: +1-954-488-2955

Price range: CAD $1,500 – $7,500 per person

Virgin Voyages quite literally ‘bucks the trend’ of conventional cruising. They’ve shaken off the rigid schedules and have opted for a ‘do it your way’ style.

Reminiscent of floating cosmopolitan cities, there’s everything from tattoo parlours to swanky nightclubs. Fitness buffs: they’ve got state-of-the-art gyms, yoga spaces, and even boxing rings!

Virgin also offers more than 20 eateries (all included in your fare!).

Local tip: Don’t forget to pack a high-energy outfit; they’re known for glamorous at-sea parties.

Celebrity Cruises (Caribbean)

Website: www.celebritycruises.com 

Contact details: +1-800-647-2251

Price range: CAD $2,000 – $10,000 per person

Often termed modern luxury,’ Celebrity Cruises provides a sweet balance between style and substance. Their ships are simple stunners—they’ve got real grass lawns, folks!

Match that with an elegant modern design, world-renowned dining (did I hear a Michelin-starred chef?), and the coolest extras like the Magic Carpet, a movable deck that transforms into different venues at different levels.

Circling mainly around the Caribbean, they also offer thrilling shore excursions that take you deep into the heart of the local culture.

Local tip: Try their signature cocktail, “Sin City,” while you float around the Caribbean.

Princess Cruises

Website:  www.princess.com 

Contact details: +1-800-774-6237

Price range: CAD $1,000 – $5,000 per person

Princess Cruises ticks all those boxes on your ‘sea adventure checklist. What makes this cruise a darling among cruisers is their unique ‘Medallion Class Experience’.

With a wearable device (fancily called the Ocean Medallion), you can unlock your stateroom, locate your travel buddies, or even bet on a poker game with a simple tap—how techie cool is that?

Their Canada and New England cruise is a hit, with scenic sailing through Saguenay Fjord and charming Charlottetown offering a range of immersive experiences.

Local tip: Pack a pair of binoculars for spotting whales and seals during the Alaska cruise.

Carnival Cruise Line

Website: www.carnival.com 

Contact details: +1-800-227-6482

Price range: CAD $500 – $3,000 per person

Affectionately known as the ‘Fun Ships,’ Carnival’s got this whole cruising thing down to an art. These guys know how to have a good time, with jam-packed activities from dawn until dusk.

Got kids? They’ll love the dedicated kids’ programs and waterpark.

And for you? Let’s just say this: if non-stop parties, comedy shows, live music, water slides, and top-deck movie nights sound like your kind of ride, Carnival’s the way to go.

When you want some downtime, you can just snuggle in the plush staterooms or pamper yourself in the Cloud 9 Spa. Talk about having it all, eh?

Local tip: Don’t miss the famous “Warm Chocolate Melting Cake, a Carnival special.

Royal Caribbean

Website: www.royalcaribbean.com 

Contact details: +1-800-256-6649

Price range: CAD $700 – $4,000 per person

A favourite among many cruisers, Royal Caribbean has everything—global destinations, high-tech vessels, and signature offerings that redefine ‘fantastic.’ Ever thought of skydiving or bumper cars on a cruise? Yep, they have those!

Apart from daring activities, you have Broadway at sea, Dreamworks characters for the kids, and tranquil spas for a blissful escape.

And if you’re big on accommodations, know this: they’ve got it all, from inside staterooms to multi-level loft suites. As they like to put it, they’re not just a cruise line; they’re the ‘Nation of Why Not,’ where anything is possible and the sky’s the limit!

Local tip: For adventurous eaters, try the escargot in the main dining room—truly a delight!

Custom Cruises in TourRadar

Website: www.tourradar.com 

Contact details: +1-800-935-2620

Price range: CAD $1,500 – $10,000 per person

If bespoke itineraries and flexibility sound like your idea of perfection, get on board. With TourRadar, you can pick and choose your journey, whether you wish to see the Northern Lights dance in the sky or dock in quaint ports in the Maritimes.

Their cruises offer both comfort and a personalised touch. Plus, their commitment to small groups means you won’t ever have to worry about the crowd.

Local tip: Ask your guide for a local food recommendation when you embark—they always know the local gems.

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